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Edmunds.com Announces Consumers' Most Wanted Awards for 2004
Toyota Prius Named Consumers' Choice for Most Significant Vehicle of the Year
SANTA MONICA, CALIF. - June 11, 2004 - Edmunds.com, the Internet's premiere resource for consumer automotive information, today announced the winners of the third annual Consumers' Most Wanted vehicle awards.
"Edmunds.com visitors regularly provide us and each other with feedback, so every year we ask them to vote for their Most Wanted Vehicles of the year," said Karl Brauer, Editor in Chief of Edmunds.com. "While there are quite a few agreements with the choices expressed in the Editors' Most Wanted vehicle awards, consumers heavily favored Japanese vehicles while we editors selected more European and domestic models."
The Toyota Prius was definitively selected as the Consumers' Most Significant Vehicle of the Year for 2004, garnering nearly twice as many votes as its nearest competitors. Tied for second place were the Mazda RX-8 and the Nissan Titan, the latter of which was selected last fall as the Editors' Most Significant Vehicle of the Year for 2004.
The 2004 winners in each category are:
|Coupe Under $15,000||Honda Civic|
|Sedan Under $15,000||Mazda 3|
|Wagon Under $15,000||Scion xB|
|Coupe Under $25,000||Acura RSXMini Cooper (tie)|
|Convertible Under $25,000||Mazda MX-5 Miata|
|Sedan Under $25,000||Honda Accord|
|Wagon Under $25,000||Mazda 3|
|Compact SUV Under $25,000||Honda CR-V|
|Coupe Under $35,000||Infiniti G35|
|Convertible Under $35,000||Honda S2000|
|Sedan Under $35,000||Acura TL|
|Wagon Under $35,000||Audi A4/S4|
|Midsize SUV Under $35,000||Infiniti FX35|
|Coupe Under $45,000||Chevrolet Corvette|
|Convertible Under $45,000||BMW 3 Series|
|Sedan Under $45,000||BMW 5 Series|
|Wagon Under $45,000||Audi A6 Avant|
|Midsize SUV Under $45,000||Volkswagen Touareg|
|Large SUV Under $45,000||Cadillac SRX|
|Coupe Over $45,000||Porsche 911|
|Convertible Over $45,000||Mercedes-Benz SL-Class|
|Sedan Over $45,000||Audi A8|
|Midsize SUV Over $45,000||Porsche Cayenne|
|Large SUV Over $45,000||Cadillac Escalade/Escalade ESV|
|Compact Truck||Toyota Tacoma|
|Large Truck||Nissan Titan|
Details on all award winners are listed at http://www.edmunds.com/car-reviews/consumers-most-wanted/.
Each October, Edmunds.com editors choose their favorite vehicles in the Editors' Most Wanted Vehicle awards. The most recent list of those winners can be found at http://www.edmunds.com/car-reviews/editors-most-wanted/.
About Edmunds.com, Inc.
Edmunds.com is the premier online resource for automotive information. Its comprehensive set of data, tools and services, including Edmunds.com True Market Value® pricing, is generated by Edmunds Data Services and is licensed to third parties. For example, the company supplies over 800,000 pages of content for the auto sections of AOL and NYTimes.com, provides weekly data to Automotive News and delivers monthly data reports to Wall Street analysts. Edmunds.com was named "best car research" site by Forbes ASAP, has been selected by consumers as the "most useful Web site" according to every J.D. Power and Associates New Autoshopper.com StudySM and was ranked first in the Survey of Car-Shopping Web Sites as reported by The Wall Street Journal. The company is headquartered in Santa Monica, Calif. and maintains a satellite office outside Detroit.